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sustain
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: sustained by her faith Define
provide support or necessities
  • The place was self-sufficient: modest in comparison with the empires around it, the Landing nevertheless produced everything required to sustain life except ice, wheat flour, and articles of clothing, supplied by river-boats from Mobile.
    p.4.8
  • The last note would linger as long as there was air to sustain it.
    p.311.2

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  • Her Missionary Society refreshments added to her reputation as a hostess (she did not permit Calpurnia to make the delicacies required to sustain the Society through long reports on Rice Christians); she joined and became Secretary of the Maycomb Amanuensis Club.
    p.172.2

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  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water.
  • The donation will sustain our good cause.

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as in: sustained by her faith Define
provide support or necessities
as in: sustained through the ages Define
to continue through time
as in: sustained wounds Define
to suffer (as of injury, damage, or loss)
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